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John Harris has been given a new lease on life after receiving mechanically-operated arms, thanks to engineering students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
A South African inventor is attempting to replace all the remote controls in a home with a single gadget.
The company tweaked its design on Tuesday to favor image- and video-sharing by showing visual media directly within the Twitter timeline
Dutch scientists in a top-security laboratory are seeking to create mutant flu viruses, designed to prepare the world for a lethal pandemic by beating nature to it.
Christopher Fry, the senior vice president of engineering at Twitter Inc, raked in $10.3 million last year.
Google+, on Tuesday, added "auto-amazing" photo and video tools for telling artful life stories at the online social network, ramping up its challenge to Facebook.
A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing.
A hospital that was once the last stop for people sickened by tuberculosis is now a popular haunt among ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts.
Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome.
If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, the Karoo will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields.
The first phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope in the Karoo could see an inflow of R18 billion, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.
NASA said on Monday it is on track to launch its Maven probe to Mars next month to find out why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.
Australia's new government on Tuesday said Chinese telecoms giant Huawei will remain shut out of bidding to build Australia's national broadband network on advice.
The European Commission invited Google's competitors and other stakeholders to evaluate concessions the US internet giant has made as part of its bid to eschew a hefty EU fine.
An earlier warning would help cities prepare for the heat wave, arrange to open up cooling centers and check on the elderly
Despite its name, the "G-Flex" does not bend, but uses flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) to produce a curved six-inch display
Ethiopia has unveiled the first phase of its space exploration programme.
An on-the-spot sputum test for tuberculosis works better than the commonly-used, 125-year-old microscope method, but did not reduce illness in a southern African trial.
As Brazil threatens to impose strict new regulations on American Internet companies, Facebook offered some of its top politicians free advice this week on how to win "friends".
Google's video-sharing arm YouTube is preparing to launch a paid music service this year competing against other streaming outlets, with the added feature of video.
A sophisticated new autonomous robot, being tested by US Marines, is helping to lighten the military load.
Former US vice president Al Gore on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, likening the carbon-intense project to drug addiction.
The "smart" window that can both save and generate energy, and may ultimately reduce heating and cooling costs for buildings
Twitter raised the value of its initial public offering to as much as $1.61 billion as the popular messaging service moved a step closer to Wall Street.
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